A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?
©1999 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette
"Yo ho ho? get ready for a ripping good yarn.... This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller - pirate treasure of unimaginable worth, 300-year-old cryptograms written in invisible ink, a legendary curse, and a driven captain who will stop at nothing to reach his goal. The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner." (Library Journal)
I would not be turned off from trying other books from these writers.
cut through the intro quicker
I enjoyed the story, not a big treasure hunt fan but this was pretty good,Scott Brick is always good to listen too.it ends just like you think it will, but that aside well worth the credit.
Very creative writing with good research behind the ideas
I guessed it
I love Scott's inflection
Treasure hunters beware!
The story was lame. The reader was terrible. What's left to criticize
Anything would have helped
See my title
What made this book so good, and most of the authors and narrators are good, was the original idea that they used to make this store. WOW. Once you start listening, you won't quite A+++
The unique real world science reason behind a long believed pirates curse
Many Clive Custler books, and movies like "Into the Blue"
The intrigue of finding hidden pirate treasure, with all the scary boobie traps and danger around every corner.
There is also a unique story line of the main character having to deal with guilt of his past; a long lost brother taken by the pirates curse
Two boys searching for treasure to save their family from financial ruin, but instead, one boy is taken by the pirates curse.
Never read any of the books, only listened to the audio.
Really didn't have a favorite.
Different tones of voice he used/\/\
thoroughly enjoy his books.
I can't wait to hear another of his stories. I had a hard time trying to picture some of the tunnels he described, but other than that i thoroughly enjoyed the book.
I did not rate this as being one of my favorites, but I did enjoy it, all the same. I have a bit of personal interest in the locaton, off the coast of Maine, so that helped me get into the story. I found it to be well-crafted. The story evolved from beginning until the end, always keeping enough back to release fresh doses of new twists to keep me coming back for more. The imagary is critical for me to truly enjoy action/adventure stories, and this author did an excellent job of describing each scene fully without being tedious. I really do enjoy the art of such word-craft, and admire this author his skills. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, with a touch of meritime history thrown in. While the story was not especially thrilling, it was very well written and never lagged in interest. And I think you will enjoy the final discovery as well.
Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed this book... Keeps you guessing till the end.
Will definitely get more Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child books.
Probably the best finishing line in any book I have ever read: "Head or Tail". This linguistic construction will follow you for several days and bring a smile to your face. Other than that, a great tale, well read by Scott Brick, about a pirate treasure hunt gone horribly wrong. Bravo to Preston and Childs.
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